Chicken biryani pilau

Chicken biryani pilau

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(54 ratings)

Ready in 50 mins-1 hr


Serves 6

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • kcal445
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 large chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced



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  • 2 tbsp curry powder (hot if you like it spicy, mild for tamer curries)
  • 350g easy-cook, long grain rice
  • 700ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 250g frozen peas


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan and fry the chicken thighs, skin side down, for 8-10 mins until the skin is golden and crispy. Tip in the onion and continue to cook for 5 mins until the onion softens. Sprinkle in the curry powder and cook for a minute more, then stir in the rice and pour over the stock. Bring the stock to the boil.

  2. Cover the pan and bake for 30 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Stir in the peas and leave the rice to stand for a few moments before serving.

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30th Jul, 2008
I've made this several times and it's excellent!
28th Apr, 2008
Sitting here thinking about dinner and what to make that all three children will like tonight after school activities. Wanted something really tasty, easy and quick. Have made this before, kids loved it and even gave me time to do 30 mins of exercise while it was cooking in the oven. Great!
19th Mar, 2008
Really easy.
29th Feb, 2008
just had this for tea. used chicken breasts and added sultanas at the end. was yummy and really easy to do :)
7th Feb, 2008
Loved it, thighs were very tender added some broccoli on the side as wanted more veg.
6th Feb, 2008
This is one of our regulars and it's always a winner - I've used chicken breasts instead of thighs and it's also very nice.
18th Jan, 2008
I added some potatoes, it was really tasty.
20th Dec, 2007
This is really tasty and so easy to do. It was lovely cold as well.


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